About the Journal

The Aim, Focus, and Scope

International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health (IJOSH) is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal covering occupational health, safety, and workers' health including homemakers and students.

It provides occupational health physicians, ergonomists, nurses, occupational hygiene, and health and safety professionals with a dependable single source of proficiently written legal, practical, and management occupational health information.

IJOSH welcomes original research submissions which relate to the full range of chemical, physical, ergonomic, biological, and psychosocial hazards in the workplace and to environmental contaminants and their health effects and the safety standards and interventions. Research aimed at improving the evidence-based practice of occupational medicine and research on the development and application of novel methods, including biological and statistical techniques is also of interest. In addition, we publish systematic reviews, editorials, commentaries, and letters to the editor, which provide a forum for debate.

Indexing and Archiving

IJOSH is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EMBASE (Excerpta Medica dataBASE), Index Copernicus International Journals Master List, and Scopus.

Similarly, contents published in IJOSH are available on the search engines like Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)CORE (core.ac.uk), CrossrefGoogle Scholar, Hinari, JournalTOCsNorwegian Register for Scientific Journals (NSD), Open Access Library (OALib)ResearchGateScientific Literatures (SciLit)SafetyLit, WorldCat, etc.

Digital preservation

Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL)[Parter press: Ubiquity Press]

IJOSH is adopted as the official journal of the Occupational Health and Safety Society of Nepal (OHSSN).

Publication frequency: IJOSH used to be published biannually. It was published triannually (every four months) in 2021. From 2022 onwards IJOSH issues are published quarterly. 

IJOSH manuscripts submission, acceptance, and rejection trend in the last 6 months (2022-01-01 to 2022-06-27)

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. 

International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health (IJOSH) fully and completely abides by the terms and conditions, and policies enlisted by DOAJ, the most important of which is “The full text of ALL content must be available for free and be Open Access without delay (i.e. no embargo period).”

 IJOSH also abides by the Budapest Open Access Initiative.

Another important aspect of Open Access is that the Copyright of the article is retained by the author.

IJOSH Content Licensing

IJOSH is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Guidelines to Authors

International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health decided to receive manuscripts in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, obtained from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Recommendation, updated December 2018, website http://www.icmje.org

Authors are advised to adhere to the Submission Preparation Checklist and Author Guidelines while submitting their manuscripts. The Authors can access the detailed guidelines as listed in the link below.

Guidelines to authors for submission of articles

 Frequently Asked Questions: IJOSH

The answers are here to your questions about the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health (IJOSH). If you have any questions which are not answered here, please feel free to contact the Managing editor.

What types of articles are published in IJOSH?

  • Editorials
  • Original Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Field Reports
  • Short Communications 
  • Letters to the editor

How can I submit my manuscript to IJOSH?

Your submissions can be submitted online by registering as an author. Click the Register link at the top of the page and complete the registration form. You will then be able to log onto the site to submit your manuscript using the 5 step submission process.

How to obtain a print version of the journal?

IJOSH is an open access online and prints journal. You can download the PDF version of all the articles from the journal website. You need to subscribe to the print version of the journal to obtain a print version. Please contact the journal editor to subscribe to the print version.

Who retains copyright of the open access articles and what license is it published under?

Copyright in all material submitted for publication in the journal is vested to the authors under attribution CC BY-NC. 

Can I re-publish the articles with other journals which are already published in IJOSH?

The articles published in IJOSH may be freely used in any form for non-profit uses. 

What is the average time in which the manuscript is published in IJOSH?

We try to complete the review process in three months after the submission of the manuscripts online. Once the manuscripts are accepted by the external reviewers and the editor, we publish them in the online first segment of the journal. We need your cooperation for the timely processing of the manuscripts.

Can I use the material from articles published in IJOSH?

Open Access Archiving Permissions

    • The author(s) may archive the Publisher’s version/PDF in any institutional repository, open or closed.
    • There is no embargo that prevents an author from archiving the Publisher’s version/PDF.
    • Author(s) re-use of the Publisher’s version/PDF as part of a Thesis/Dissertation can be archived in an institutional repository, open or closed, provided it is noncommercial.

Open Access Re-use Permissions

The author(s) may republish the Publisher’s version/PDF in a non-commercial book if written or edited by the contributing author(s).

    • The author(s) may re-use the Publisher’s version/PDF as part of a Thesis/Dissertation written by the contributing author(s) provided the Thesis/Dissertation is not used for any commercial purpose. The Publisher’s version/PDF, as part of a Thesis/Dissertation, can be archived in an institutional repository, open or closed, provided it is noncommercial. The Publisher’s version/PDF, as part of a Thesis/Dissertation, can be distributed via any non-commercial database, repository, or website.

 Open Access Distribution Permissions

    • The author(s) may supply the Publisher’s version/PDF to students/use the article for teaching purposes.
    • The author(s) may supply the Publisher’s version/PDF to a research colleague at an academic institution.
    • The author(s) may supply the Publisher’s version/PDF to authorities for institutional funding evaluations and rankings (such as the RAE).
    • The Publisher’s version/PDF may appear on the website of the author(s) institution or on the author(s) personal website, provided its use is noncommercial.
    • The Publisher’s version/PDF may be posted on academic websites such as academia.edu or ResearchGate, provided the use is noncommercial and provided that proper attribution is given to the creator(s) and the publisher, including copyright terms, as indicated above in Section IV, paragraph two.
    • Author(s) re-use of the Publisher’s version/PDF as part of a Thesis/Dissertation can be distributed via any non-commercial database, repository, or website.

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